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Dear Friends,

Welcome to our e-news communication!  

Great things are happening at Abilene Christian University's Brown Library, and this newsletter will keep you up to date on our remarkable students and faculty, initiatives and upcoming events.

The most recent addition to our staff is Mollie Scherer, who will work to advance library initiatives in events, marketing and community relations. Scherer has taken over the library’s social media platforms and implemented this e-news communication. We are so thankful she is here!

Scherer brings 20 years of relationship-building experience to her new position. During her career, she successfully created and implemented fundraising initiatives encompassing strategic planning, annual fund drives and capital campaigns. She comes to ACU from the Dietert Center in Kerrville, where she served as development director.

As we approach the end of the year, I am reminded of God’s amazing grace and how important it is to lift each other up, provide friendship and make a positive impact in the lives of those around us. “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” – 1 Peter 4:10.    

I want to express my gratitude for your service, friendship and support. Thank you! May you have the gift of faith, the blessing of hope and the peace of His love in this season and always!

Dr. John B. Weaver
Dean of Library Services and Educational Technology

Event celebrates Lucado collection

The Friends of ACU Library hosted a benefit dinner in April that featured bestselling Christian author Max Lucado (’77).

Click here for ACU Today magazine's inside look at the collection of personal items and writings he donated to the library.

Library growing as information center of campus

Brown Library is expanding its reach as the information hub of the university. A snapshot of our library today shows some of the most critical areas of our work.

Alumni spotlight: Melissa Atkinson

Melissa Atkinson (’94) enjoys helping students with their research needs and has a hand in helping students achieve.

Mac Ice joins library faculty

Ice’s network of important contacts and colleagues in all branches of the Stone-Campbell Movement will serve him and ACU well in his new position as special collections librarian and archivist.

Reshelving (most of) the library

We’re making room for new learning spaces and installing motorized bookshelves.

Upcoming events

  • Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in “Adobe Days” on Jan. 25-26 at the library. Participants will gain insights and inspiration for use of Adobe Creative Cloud, a cloud-based software suite that gives users access to a collection of digital tools for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography and more. Events will include food, prizes, presentations and workshops.
  • Friends of ACU Library will host its Spring Banquet featuring Jay Moore on March 30. Moore is producer of a popular series of documentaries on local history, and the author of Abilene History in Plain Sight. The event from 6-8 p.m. at ACU’s Hunter Welcome Center, will benefit the library’s planned Reading Commons. To learn more or find out how you can support, call Mollie Scherer at 325-674-2340 or email

What is Friends of ACU Library?

The Friends of ACU Library (FACUL) was organized in 1966 to serve as a strong, effective support group working to enhance Brown Library. Through fundraising, the group has been able to purchase equipment and materials that would otherwise be beyond the reach of the library.  

In addition to gifts originating within the membership, FACUL has served to attract monetary gifts as well as gifts of collections to the library from other sources. It also sponsors programs ranging from scholarly lectures to student-produced plays to galas celebrating music, art and literature.  

The membership year begins Jan. 1 and extends through Dec. 31.  

Download the FACUL Membership Form here. Visit FACUL Market Place to make your online gift here.  

If you have questions about Brown Library or FACUL, please email Mollie Scherer at

FACUL 2016-17
Board of Directors


  • Dr. Todd Womble, President
  • Dr. Christopher Hutson, Vice President
  • Kate Ferguson, Secretary
  • Chris Kyker, Treasurer


  • Dr. Brent Isbell
  • Dr. Tracy Shilcutt
  • Dr. James Thompson

Margaret and Herman Brown Library
ACU Box 29208
Abilene, TX 79699-9208

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